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Taichi Sakaguchi, MD
Organizer, ISMICS 2024 WORKSHOP
Chairman, Japanese Association for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (J-MICS)
Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hyogo Medical University

Dear Esteemed Colleagues,

On behalf of the Japanese Association for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (J-MICS), I would like to warmly welcome all of you as we gather in Osaka for the ISMICS workshop between November 8th and 9th.

One of the primary missions of J-MICS is to foster close collaboration with esteemed MICS societies worldwide, particularly in Asia. This workshop presents an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge and forge strong partnerships for future collaboration.
We have curated engaging programs focusing on endoscopic, robotic, and transcatheter procedures, including live surgeries and hands-on sessions.

Osaka's rich culture and history offer a vibrant backdrop for our meeting. I encourage you to immerse yourselves in the local cuisine and attractions as we share ideas and learn from each other.
Welcome to Osaka! I hope you have a memorable and enjoyable time here.

With warm regards,



Taichi Sakaguchi
Hyogo Medical University

 Program Committee

Toru Asai
Shonan Kamakura General Hospital

Keita Kikuchi
Tokyo Bay Medical Center

Takashi Miura
Nagasaki University

Kagami Miyaji
Kitasato University School of Medicine

Hiroyuki Nishi
National Hospital Organization Osaka National Hospital

Tomoki Shimokawa
Teikyo University

Akira Shiose
Kyushu University

Tomoaki Suzuki
Shiga University of Medical Science

Minoru Tabata
Juntendo University

 General Information

Meeting Name ISMICS 2024 Winter Workshop
Dates November 8 (Fri.) - 9 (Sat.), 2024
Organizer Taichi Sakaguchi, MD (Hyogo Medical University)
Venue Hotel New Otani Osaka
1-4-1 Shiromi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-8578
TEL. +81-6-6941-1111
Secretariat Department of Cardiovascular Surgery,
Hyogo Medical University
1-1, Mukogawacho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo 663-8501, Japan
Administration Office Up Roses Inc.
201 Central Residence, 48 Higashiodawaracho, Toyohashi, Aichi 440-0886, Japan
Tel: +81-532-21-5731 / Fax: +81-532-52-2883
Email: ismics_osaka@uproses.co.jp


ISMICS 2024 WORKSHOP Call for Abstracts

ISMICS 2024 WORKSHOP is making a call for abstracts.
We welcome abstracts which contribute to improve cardiovascular surgery, no matter how little, such as tips & tricks in MICS surgery, introduction of new devices, innovative way of device usage, new knowledge of preoperative examination or diagnostic imaging, and case report. In addition, complicated or difficult case reports are greatly welcomed because we will hold a nightmare case session this time.
Exemplary abstracts will be selected and become the subject of an official commendation.
We are looking forward to your active submission.

(1) Submission Period

Tuesday, May 14 - Sunday, June 30, 2024
by 23:59(Japan Standard Time)

(2) Submission Instructions

  1. Please compose abstract by following this guidelines.
  2. Please input your information and abstract in the online submission form.
  3. After sending the form, your Registration Number will be issued. A confirmation e-mail with the number will be sent to your e-mail address. (Please keep your Registration Number for your reference.)
    *Please note that the confirmation e-mail might be delivered to a SPAM folder of your mail box. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail, please contact the ISMICS 2024 WORKSHOP Administration Office. ( ismics_osaka@uproses.co.jp )
  4. Regarding the Movie Presentation, Edited 3-minutes sample movie should be submitted after the online registration. Video uploading method will be sent by e-mail. Please upload the video by the submission deadline.

(3) Category &Topics

Please choose one topic for submission.

[Category 1] Abstract Submission: Cardiac
Oral or Poster Presentation
C1 Revascularization
C2 Aortic Valve
C3 Mitral Valve
C4 Valve Others
C5 Robotic Cardiac
C6 Case Report
(rare case, difficult case, nightmare case, innovative technique, how to use new device, any discipline)
C7 Aortic, Endovascular
C8 Heart failure
C9 Arrhythmia
C10 Imaging, Facilitating technology, Assist Device (Device)
C11 Others Miscellaneous
[Category 2] Movie Presentation
Technical Challenges, Pitfalls, Case Reports, Innovative Technique, New Devices and anything from thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Edited 3-minutes sample movie and 100 words abstract includes the key ideas from the video should be submitted. After the online registration, video uploading method will be sent by e-mail.
M1 Movie Presentation

(4) Abstract word limit / Language

  • Word Limit: Abstract Submission 350 words
    Word Limit: Movie Presentation 100 words
  • Language: English

(5) Submission Rules

  • We call for original, new and significant scientific work.
  • Abstracts must be structured using the following section headings:
    • Objective: A brief statement of the purpose of the study and the current state of research in the field.
    • Methods: The methods of study or experimental approach must be defined clearly and briefly.
    • Results: A summary of the results of the study, including sufficient details to support the conclusions.
    • Conclusions: A statement concerning the significance of the work and its possible implications for future research.
  • Tables, images or figures may not be used within your abstract.
  • Regarding the Movie Presentation, edited 3-minutes sample movie and 100 words abstract includes the key ideas from the video should be submitted. After the online registration. video uploading method will be sent by e-mail.
  • No reference should be made on or in the abstract to the names or institutions of the authors.
  • Product names may not be included in the title or body of the abstract otherwise the abstract may be disqualified. Please use generic, not commercial, names for all therapeutic agents.
  • Accepted abstracts will be printed in the official ISMICS journal, INNOVATIONS, as submitted. Please note that only abstract title and author names can be changed after acceptance. Acceptance of an abstract by the Program Committee for oral or poster presentation at the ISMICS 2024 Workshop signifies that the author(s) have given permission, pending editorial review, for this abstract to be reproduced in the official ISMICS professional journal and available on the ISMICS website.

(6) Notification of Acceptance / Rejection

The results will be decided by the Program Committee and notified by e-mail in the beginning of September, 2024.

(7) Presentation Method

Regarding the presentation method, details will be posted on the website and notified by e-mail at a later date.

(8) Online Submission Form

(9) Contact

ISMICS 2024 WORKSHOP Administration Office
UP Roses, Inc.
Central Residence 201, 48 Higashiodawaracho, Toyohashi, Aichi, 440-0886, Japan
Tel: +81-532-21-5731
E-mail: ismics_osaka@uproses.co.jp


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